The great migration to college campuses is beginning to occur and that can only mean one thing: it’s almost time for college football. Whether you’re still living the college life, enjoying your alumni status, or just a big fan, this is the time that we have all been waiting for. Everyone can get into the tailgating spirit, and I certainly plan to this fall. Here are three of my favorite spots to soak up the atmosphere.
One of the largest universities in the nation, MSU is absolutely beautiful in the fall. The iconic Red Cedar that runs through campus may not be hygienic, but it is a lovely sight as the leaves begin to change colors. Spartan fans are also among the rowdiest, yet most hospitable. No matter where you park on campus, you’re sure to make some great friends.
The Vols don’t get a lot of credit as a football powerhouse, but I love the vibe of Knoxville. I like to stay out of the city in a little Knoxville bed & breakfast to escape, then venture toward campus for the festivities. Knoxville has a great nightlife and some of the best people you’ll ever meet, so you’re sure to have a great time even after the game.
By far my favorite place to spend a gameday, Texas has yet again found something that it does better than everyone else. Brats and beer are all well and good, but in Texas you can enjoy mouthwatering BBQ at a tailgate, too. The Longhorns know how to throw a big tailgate, and it’s always a great one, too.